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Tune of the Week – “Crystal Cat”

Ooooooooooh! Show some love for Dan Deacon. Some of you already have. More of you will when he returns to Ireland later in the month. Here are some things you need to know about Dan the man. (1) He’s part …

Thu, Nov 8, 2007, 16:18

   

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Show some love for Dan Deacon. Some of you already have. More of you will when he returns to Ireland later in the month.

Here are some things you need to know about Dan the man.

(1) He’s part of B-More’s Wham City arts crew. Bonus fact: B-More’s tourism chiefs reckons the best slogan for the city is “Get In On It”.

(2) His album “Spiderman of the Rings” is an euphoric, hyperactive joy from start to finish.

(3) He has some great stories to tell about touring across the United States on a month-long Greyhound bus pass.

(4) He has some issues with peanut butter donuts.

(5) His live shows will take you to another dimension and make you write blog posts like Dan Deacon Changed My Life.

Listen to and download “Crystal Cat” here. Or watch Jimmy Joe Roche’s video here. Or, better still, put on your gigging boots and go to see him live. He’s in Belfast (The Pavilion, November 29), Galway (Roisin Dubh, November 30), Sligo (Model Arts & Niland Gallery, December 1) and Dublin (Whelan’s, December 2). Here, maybe we should have the On The Record Xmas party at one of those shows…

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